Wood, You Live Well in this Tiny Space (?)
Maybe it’s the sketchy economic climate preventing people from getting fancy lacquered surfaces. Or maybe there’s a wood stain shortage. Or perhaps Lumber Liquidators has been further liquidating. Whatever the reason, cladding apartments with large amounts of naked plywood is a big trend at the moment. This trend has extended to this cool 301 sq ft flat by Milan’s Studio WOK.
WOK shifted the apartment’s original floorplan, which had a kitchenette in the main room, to have a detached kitchen. This reconfiguration created large walls to build cabinet volumes upon. One wall is dominated by a hiding bed whose faceplate is covered in plywood, of course. That wall also has a host of cabinets to keep things nice and tidy.
The opposing wall has a wardrobe and other storage. At its base is a bed on casters. The wall has a recess that swallows half the bed, creating a sofa surface (I’m assuming the casters lock). Cabinetry on both walls follows the slope of the slanted ceiling, making use of over square foot of possible storage space.
Other than a small turquoise kitchen and bathroom, there’s not too much to the apartment. If I’m not mistaken, most, if not all, of the furnishings and non-plywood cabinetry are from IKEA. There is no published budget, but I’m assuming the renovation didn’t cost a ton of money.
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